ISES Solar World Congress 2023: All you need to know about SWC 2023
Wednesday, 26. April 2023
12:00 to 1:30 PM (GMT/UTC)
The webinar duration is 1:30 hours.

ISES Solar World Congress 2023: All you need to know about SWC 2023

From 30 October to 04 November 2023, ISES will be hosting the ISES Solar World Congress 2023 (SWC 2023) in New Delhi, India.

At the ISES Solar World Congresses, leading scientists, engineers, architects, students, and representatives from industry and business gather and discuss the latest research results, technological developments and opportunities in solar energy. In 2023, it is our special pleasure to return the congress to India since it was last held there in 1978.

The congress will present the latest in solar research and development across 13 congress themes:

  1. PV Cell Technologies 
  2. Innovative Application of PV Technologies
  3. Solar Thermal Power 
  4. Renewable and Efficient Heating and Cooling - Components and Systems
  5. Grid Integration and Sector Coupling
  6. Solar Buildings, Urban and Neighborhood Design
  7. Rural Energy Supply
  8. System Analysis
  9. Testing, Certification and Monitoring
  10. Circular Economy, Recycling
  11. Solar Resource Assessment and Energy Meteorology
  12. Perspectives for a 100% Renewable Energy World
  13. Solar Photocatalysis and Solar Fuel Production

In this webinar, the Congress Chair, team members from ISES HQ and SWC 2023 congress Theme Chairs will introduce you to the congress, present insights into the latest research and developments in their fields and of course, we will answer all your questions on how to participate in the congress!


SWC 2023 Call for Abstracts & Participation

Abstract Submission:

Would you like to present your work and research findings at the congress as an oral or poster presentation? We invite you to submit your abstract for the scientific committee to review. Please note the final decision on your abstract acceptance and presentation format (oral or poster) will be made by the scientific committee. Learn more about the process in the Author's area.

The abstract submission deadline is 15 May 2023


Side event proposals

We welcome proposals of side events where you and your organization can engage with the congress participants. Side events are an excellent way to bring the meaningful work your organization conducts to a dynamic international audience. Side events are 90-minute moderated sessions that provide diverse points of views and stimulate audience discussion. Please find our guidelines for side events and submit your proposal here.

Webinar presentations

SWC 2023 Call for Participation
Melina Hanhart_How to participate in SWC 2023
Pradip Dutta_Solar Thermal Power: Trends and Prospects


Dave Renné - SWC 2023 Congress Chair

Dr David Renné served as President of the International Solar Energy Society from 2010 - 2019 and now holds the position of ISES Immediate Past President on the ISES Executive Committee. He is also the Congress Chair for the ISES Solar World Congress 2023 and Chair of the congress's International Organizing Committee.

From 1991 until his retirement in 2012, Dave managed the solar resource assessment activities at the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).  In 2012, he formed the consultancy Dave Renne Renewables. He is dedicated to the concept of urgently achieving 100% renewable energy to meet all of our end use energy requirements as the best solution to the climate crisis.

Manajit Sengupta - Theme Chair: Solar Resource Assessment and Energy Meteorology

Dr. Manajit Sengupta is currently Chief Scientist in Predictive Analytics and Sensing at NREL and leads research in the areas of solar resource assessment, solar forecasting and PV Variability. He has 25 years of experience in atmospheric modeling, assimilation and observational analysis and he is an expert in remote sensing, forecasting and analysis of clouds and solar radiation. Dr. Sengupta was a member of the GOES-R science team responsible for creating products for the next- generation of NOAA’s operational weather satellite. He has also led research, as part of DOE’s Climate Change Program, to study the impact of clouds on surface radiation.

Dr Sengupta will present on the topic of solar resource assessment and energy meteorology.

Gurleen Kaur - Theme Chair: Innovative application of PV technologies

Dr Gurleen Kaur is an engineer trained in liberal arts, and passionate about using technology to create impactful, affordable, clean energy solutions. Currently, Gurleen works as a reliability specialist for emerging PV technologies at TotalEnergies where she conducts reliability studies in harsh environments for Floating PV and AgriPV applications.

Gurleen is one of the SWC 2023 Theme Chairs for Innovative application of PV technologies and will give a short presentation on the topic.

Pradip Dutta - Theme Chair: Solar thermal power

Professor Pradip Dutta is currently J. R. D. TATA Chair Professor at the Department for Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru. Prof. Dutta’s research group focuses on the development of advanced energy technologies related to thermal energy storage, solar thermal, cooling of electronics, spacecraft thermal management, and on thermal technologies related to phase change and adsorption.

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